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Cambridge Theatre

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Address: 32-34 Earlham Street | Seven Dials, London WC2 9HH, England
Phone Number: 0844 412 4652
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Welcome to the TripAdvisor page for one of the youngest and most attractive theatres in the West End, having opened in 1930 with interior decoration by Serge Chemayeff of Waring and Gillow. These were completely restored under the supervision of Carl Toms in 1986.A comfortable size for both plays and musicals productions at the theatre have included 1066 and All That, Heartbreak House with Edith Evans and Robert Donat, Billy Liar, Half a Sixpence with Tommy Syteele, Bruce Forsyth in Little Me, Peter O’ Toole in Man and Superman, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Fame, The Beautiful Game, Jerry Springer –The Opera and both the original London production and the revival of Kander and Ebb’s Chicago.
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3 dots for the theatre, 5 for Matilda = 4 dots

We really enjoyed this show - the kids were phenomenal!! The Cambridge isn't one of the more atmospheric theatres in London but we were really sad to see the show end - one of our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed this show - the kids were phenomenal!! The Cambridge isn't one of the more atmospheric theatres in London but we were really sad to see the show end - one of our favorite Roald Dahl books brought to life with a great set and wonderful cast.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I took my great neice and nephew to see this show, they liked it but was not over the moon. I was bored out of my mind, the children were very good, but the story was rubbish and the grown ups were dreadful. I wish that i had not spent my money on such rubbish £66 each for tickets, a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

An incredible treat amidst our family vacation in England, - our children insisted this production of the Roahld Dahl classic topped all the Broadway (NY) musicals they have seen so far. A terrific group of actors (some of the member being part of the original cast) deliver a funny and witty performance, appreciated both a sophisticated audience and a young... More 

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Lincolnshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I booked to see Matilda at The Cambridge Theatre over the telephone. The person who took my booking was very helpful. It is a lovely theatre with comfortable seating. We were sat in the stalls and had an excellent view. The show was magical from start to finish. Fabulous set, wonderful actors. I would highly recommend it. If you are... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Matilda was fabulous :) the theatre was small and charming, loved it. I was in the stalls so had no problems with the sound. The songs were all fab and Trunch was absolutely BRILLIANT! :) go and see matilda!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Can honestly say this is one of the best shows I have seen! The cast is mostly children as you would expect for Matilda! They are amazing and make the story come to life! A must see show for everyone from the young to the well seasoned!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I was so excited to see Matilda and the whole evening was excellent start to finish. From the moment we walked in we were welcomed by friendly faces and the Front of house staff were excellent and helpful with any queries we had. We went to the stalls bar to wait for the auditorium to open and it's a lovely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I took my niece and nephew to see Matilda yesterday. It was their first experience at the theatre so they were very excited and loved the experience. For me I thought the show was great, it wasn't the film brought to stage which was great it had a unique twist- thanks Mr Minchin. I was just slightly disappointed in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Booked to see Matilda the Musical at this Theatre, it is only a small venue just off Covent Garden, in the Seven Dials area. Fantastic venue on any level in any of the seats here you are so close to the stage it feels like you are part of the production. Whole family enjoyed

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

People pay a lot of money to see shows such as Matilda and therefore the whole experience should be first class. Matilda itself was excellent, the cast were brilliant but I did think the acoustics were poor if you sat in the (sort of) cheap seats. We were sat in the Upper Circle and 3 seats cost near to £100... More 

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Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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